Writing Opinion Papers (Write Right!)
The best way of convincing someone of your opinion is to have support for it. Appropriate vocabulary, clear transitions, and a persuasive conclusion help make the case even stronger. Through step-by-step main content, readers learn the basics of crafting opinion papers using the Common Core standards. From brainstorming to outlining to writing, the topic is covered from beginning to end with fact boxes offering tips along the way. A colorful layout keeps readers engaged with skills they can use in any subject area.
It's one thing to assign a book report or opinion paper to your child, but quite another to explain the process he'll go through. I really like this series of books because they take each part of the writing process and break it down into clear, easy to follow steps. Written to be read by the student, they make a nebulous, potentially overwhelming assignment less complicated with clear, illustrated explanations not just of what to do, but how to do it. Each focuses on a specific, common type of writing and shows the student the entire process from selecting a topic to revising the final draft, along with excerpts and, in some books, the entire finished assignment. There's a glossary at the end of each book and, though I doubt the endeavor could be made much clearer, A For More Information page which suggests additional resources. Pb, 24 pgs each.
These materials are resources for the teacher or student, offering instruction and ideas for teaching children to write but not providing "in-book" assignments/practice.